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Mary Mother of Life

The Mother of my Lord

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Ave Maria Meditations

HAIL MARY, beloved Daughter of the eternal Father. Hail Mary, wonderful Mother of the Son. Hail Mary, faithful Spouse of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, my dear Mother, my loving Lady, my powerful Queen. You are all mine through your mercy, and I am all yours.

Take away from me all that may be displeasing to God. Cultivate in me everything that is pleas­ing to you. May the light of your faith dispel the dark­ness of my mind, your deep humility take the place of my pride; your continual sight of God fill my memory with his presence; the fire of the charity of your heart inflame the lukewarmness of my own heart; your virtues take the place of my sins; your merits be my enrichment and make up for all that is want­ing in me before God. 

My beloved Mother, grant that I may have no other spirit but your spirit, to know Jesus Christ and His divine will and to praise and glorify the Lord; that I may love God with burning love like yours.

+St. Louis de Montfort


PHOTOS: Our Lady of Guadalupe / ProLIFE Shrine in La Crosse Wisconsin

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

…nothing should frighten or grieve you. Let not your heart be disturbed…Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything…


Advent Thoughts

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Ave Maria Meditations

  The infant Christ is the whole Christ. Christ was not more God, more Christ, more man, on the Cross than He was in His Mother’s womb. His first tear, His first smile, His first breath, His first pulsation in the womb of His Mother, could have redeemed the world, in fact, Christ chose the life of growth and work and suffering, and the death on the Cross which we know; but by His own choice all this was to depend on a human being giving herself to Him in His infancy, giving her own humanity to the actual making of that infant’s humanity and giving Him her life in which to rest.If every person in whom Christ lives at all, in whom He is an infant – which means anyone whose soul is alive at all- surrendered themselves to Him, resting in Him so that He might rest in them, in each one of them the world’s redemption would begin as it began in Mary, the Mother of God. Christ is formed in us, and we are formed into Christ, when we rest in Him and He rests in us. 

During Advent Christ rested in Mary – still, silent, helpless, and utterly dependent. The Creator trusted Himself to His creature. He trusted to her the expression of His love, the expression of God’s love for the world and of His love of His Father, just as the work of His love would be trusted to us, in His life in us. 

He was dumb; her voice was His voice.

He was still; her footsteps were His journeys.

He was blind; her eyes were His seeing.

His hands were folded; her hands did the work of His hands.  

His life was her life; His heartbeat was the beating of her heart.  


Litany to Jesus in the Womb of Mary

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Ave Maria Meditations


Response to all:  Have mercy on us.

Jesus, knit so wonderfully in the womb of Mary,

Jesus, conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of Mary,

Jesus, uniquely human from the moment of conception in the womb of Mary,

Jesus, present at Creation, created in the womb of Mary,

Jesus, through whom the world was made, formed in the womb of Mary,

Jesus, Word made flesh, taking on a human body in the womb of Mary,

Jesus, revealed by the Father, concealed in the womb of Mary, (more…)

Sr Marie-Andre, SCMC – Mary Mother of Life – 40 Days for Life

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

40 Days for Life returns this fall! At least 500 tiny humans were spared due to the prayer, fasting, and witness last year. What efforts could we not spare to get this beautiful work better known?

Sr. Marie-Andre, SCMC – Mary Mother of Life: Psalm 74

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Even in the New American version (better in New Jerusalem), do you think that the plaintive cry of the psalmist urges on our pro-life/loving pursuit of truth, efforts? I invite you to read and pray it with me. Do you have a favorite pro-life psalm? Today is the (rather new-Post Vatican II) feast of Our Lady, Mother of the Church–our congregation’s patronal feast day. Let us invoke her for the Church.

Ave Maria!

Sr. Marie-Andre, SCMC – Mary Mother of Life – Pro-Life Victory

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Ave Maria!

Hello-Hola-Bonjour-Buon Giorno, etc. Do you believe that the U.S. can have a pro-life victory this year (or sooner) and spread the good news throughout the world, through pro-life media reform? I do. The Friars are working for this, too. How do I connect with them? The Franciscans of the Immaculate offer Holy Mass at our Motherhouse (www.sistersofcharity.com) and, as you can see, we still work together. I teach Spanish at our all girls’ high school (www.ahfbaltic.org); “direct” the drama–we will do the musical Oliver! this fall; and–joy of joys–moderate our pro-life club, which the students named T.O.P.-Life Club. They have posted wonderful highway billboards in Southeastern Connecticut in the pro-life fight and we now host Pro-Life Coffee Houses to help fund the billboards. (more…)